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Issue 5 | September 2012 | Published monthly

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Hello readers Well, I think we’re done with the summer now! Onwards and upwards! We can all pack away our summer clothes until next year. Are you glad that the six week holidays are over with? Are you glad to be getting “back to normal” with the school run on a morning, and getting back into a routine with the children? We asked some children what they thought about going back to school, see their replies on page 10/11. I have been thinking long and hard about the magazine, and what our readers may like to see in it. There are three new sections I have added, however at present, they are a work in progress. Hopefully by the end of the year they will be packed with quality content. I realised that our current readership is more likely to be the more mature person, and we’d like to make My Community Hub, a place where families/kids can read it, and benefit from information in the magazine, so I have introduced a Kids Corner. Fun pictures for the kids to colour in – dot to dot, spot the difference, and a kids wordsearch. In future issues, I will be holding competitions and giving away some fab prizes! We want to offer local sports clubs a chance to talk about their winning stories, or to promote upcoming events ! So if you are part of a sports club, football, rugby, tennis etc. please get in touch with me. Finally, a chance for Tradesmen and women to advertise their services with us, for as little as £29 per month. Our Trades Direct section is perfect if you are a one man/ woman band business. For further information regarding advertising, please call either me or Simon on 01535 275355. See you next issue, when we will be talking all things Halloween. That’s all for now. Kimberley


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Send us your ideas Have you got a fantastic idea for a cover? Every month we want a crazy story for the front cover, can you think of something a little bit daft? We have cinema tickets, vouchers and other great prizes to give away for the best ideas. If you have photo’s even better, if not don’t worry just send us your idea and we’ll turn it into a crazy cover. Time to get silly and creative, it’s only a bit of fun so why not send us your ideas... Check us out on Facebook.com/mycommunityhub or on our new website: www.mycommunityhub.co.uk

Funny stuff Disorder in court These are from a book called “Disorder in the Court”, and are things people Actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court Reporters - who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were Actually taking place. Q: Were you present when your picture was taken? Q: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th? A: Yes. Q: And what were you doing at that time?

Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney? A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work. Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? A: No. Q: Did you check for blood pressure? A: No. Q: Did you check for breathing? A: No. Q: So, then it is possible that

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You think English is easy?? 1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The farm was used to produce produce. 3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. 4) We must polish the Polish furniture.. 5) He could lead if he would get the lead out. 6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.. 7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. 8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. 9) When shot at, the dove - dove into the bushes. 10) I did not object to the object. 11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid. 12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row. 13) They were too close to the door to close it. 14) The buck does funny things when the does are present. 15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line. the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? A: No. Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor? A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere. Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m. Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time? A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.


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Wilsden Thursday Afternoon Group Way back in 1948 a group of older residents felt a need to meet together once a week in the village of Wilsden. As a result, a meeting was called for all interested parties. There was a very good attendance and from the meeting, which was held in a room at Royd House in Wilsden Park. As a consequence, Wilsden old aged pensioners association was formed. Meetings, which were varied, included talks, film shows, musical items given by invited guests. The early pioneers included Mrs Harvey, Polly Wade, Edith Railton, Reginald Fawcett, to mention but a few. During the summer months, coastal outings were arranged; two coaches being hired to

transport members to various destinations. Also, enlisted onto the committee was Mavis Bromley , Lesley Catlin and Emily Hall who also served as Chairperson of the group, besides filling her role as Councillor on Bingley Urban District Council and was also deputy Mayor to Bradford Metropolitan Council. Besides having artists to entertain them, the group formed their own concert party “The Watnots” and they were around the area to entertain other groups. The group changed it name later to Wilsden Senior Citizens and it is now known as Wilsden Thursday Afternoon Group. Numbers in the early days grew

rapidly and Royd House became too small to accommodate the group who moved into its present home Wilsden Village Hall when it opened in 1976. The group did have a 60 years celebration in 2008 and still continues to meet each Thursday at 2.30pm in the village hall. To anyone who may be new to our village perhaps do not know of our existence we would like to invite them to come along to join us. We are a friendly welcoming group; we pay an annual subscription of £2 and a weekly admission of £1 that helps to cover costs. Anyone who would like to have more information should contact our Chairperson Norman Barwick on 01535 274202.

‘Bradfactor 2012’ returns to Bradford Bradfactor, a young peoples talent show returns to Bradford once again. The show is held annually for singers and dancers from the age of 10 to 25 years. The audition process will be taking place in

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Young Peoples Talent Show September, leading up to the Grand Final on 13th October 2012, at St George’s Hall, Bradford. This year once again, the hosts will be “Twist & Pulse”, runners-up of Britain’s Got Talent 2010. And special guests, “The Risk”, X-Factor finalists 2011. Tickets are on sale now: Adults £8 Children £5 You can purchase tickets by calling the ticket line on 01274 432000 For further details, please contact paula. helliwell@gmail.com


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Coming to the rescue: students from Beckfoot School

Work begins on History Garden at St Ives Estate Still thrilled that we have won the coveted Green Flag Award at St Ives and have the new flag flying above the Estate once more, we’re now continuing to plan and plant our History Garden in the Old Walled area opposite the Coach House. We’ve realised that unfortunately, creating a formal garden in the middle of a Country Park has its problems. Seeds from weeds are everywhere in the air flying unrestrictedly into our garden. With the somewhat unusual rain/ sun weather this summer providing ideal growing conditions, we are fighting a difficult battle to keep the beds clear. However, recently an army of young students from Left to right: Dogs Snout apple, the History Garden, Old Roses are in bloom

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Beckfoot Grammar School, with 3 members of staff, came to our rescue. With rain beating down, they carried on working over two days, clearing every bed and then managed to move 5 tonnes of topsoil in 20 minutes filling our two new raised beds! These raised beds ensure that anyone can now come and join in and help create and maintain this special garden. We are so grateful to Beckfoot for this wonderful help. The first of our Dogs Snout and Cat’s Head apples have developed. These strange looking apples are a very ancient species of fruit and like most things growing here, give us a glimpse back down the centuries.

The old roses too are in bloom for the first time and their lovely scents, unusual colours and markings are lovely. Hopefully the garden will soon be open, (once or twice a week initially) for everyone to look around, then sit quietly and enjoy the real sense of peace and beauty there. We do hope that some people reading this, or when they visit, would consider joining us as ‘garden volunteers’? We do need help regularly to weed, plant (and if we have more normal summers, to water the plants). If you would like to find out more about helping in the Garden, please ring Pam Laking on 07958 780391


Just for kids

Kids say the funniest things Are your kids looking forward to going back to school? It’s school time again! You’re probably feeling

excited and maybe a little these “new” worries only stick sad that summer is over. around for a little while. Well, what summer we have I asked the mums in my had! Some kids feel nervous facebook friends list, to ask or a little scared on the first their children how they felt day of school because of all about going back to school; Emily the new things: new what they were looking aged 11 (she’ll be 12 on teachers, new friends, forward to the most, or not! Friday so one of the youngest in and maybe even a These are some of the school year) says “I’m excited to see all new school. Luckily, replies I received. my friends again and will be great not to be in year 7 so not the youngest kid Jack (aged 3) said mmmm.... in the school anymore”. Freya (aged 5) said no way John (aged 13) said don’t want to get up in the morning Zain (aged 5): its stupid........... but I’m excited to see my friends Elizah (aged 5) Mum: Elizah, how are you feeling about going into your new class in September? Elizah: Mummy.....I feel a bit scared... Mum: Oh Elizah, why do you feel scared? Elizah: I really wanted Mrs Silver as my new teacher not Mrs Bartlett, she shouts alot... Me: Mrs Bartlett will be fine, she only shouts at the naughty ones, you’re a good girl so you don’t need to worry Elizah: I will have to tell my friends all to be really really good.. Katie (aged 8) I’m looking forward to maths. I like numbers. I’m not looking forward to lunch, especially the chicken nuggets. They’re usually burnt.

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Joe (aged 4) said “A bomb that blows the school up”

My kids look forward to going back to school after a school holiday to see their friends. (anon)

I want to go back to school because we have pizza some days and its Jessica (aged 6) yummy and I can sit next I am looking forward to going back to school to see my new teacher to my friend. (anon) Mrs Fortes You know my new class, Theo Lily (aged 6) well it has a different (aged 5) To see my friends again door and a different Fine playground and thats because I am bigger. Joshua (aged 5) (anon) I’m looking forward to meeting new friends. I’m not looking forward to homework.

Isaac (aged 8) Mum: Isaac, how are you feeling about going back to school in your new class? Isaac: Ummmm.........it’s going to be hard Mum: oh, why do you think that? Isaac: Because you really really have to work hard in year 4...

Isabel (aged 10) I’m looking forward to changing classes and making new friends. I’m definitely looking forward to meeting my teachers. I’m not looking forward to waking up so early in the morning. In the summer, I would go to bed very late and wake up late.


Calling all children

Need some extra pocket money? Why not enter the Wilsden Show on Sunday, 16 September. With 19 classes to enter there’s something for everyone. Painting, model making, photography, lego and much more. Last year’s new classes “Making a party hat” and “Wacky designer specs” proved very popular with some very creative entries. The miniature gardens laid out in a seed tray always attract a lot of attention from visitors as do the decorated buns. See below for a full list of the Children’s Classes. There are 3 age bands: 3 to 7 years old, 8 to 10 years and 11 to 15 years. In each class prizes are 1st Prize £3.00. 2nd Prize £2.00. 3rd Prize £1.00

Over £300 in prizes to be won!

Entries must be brought to Wilsden Village Hall on Sunday, 16 September between 9:00 and 11:15 am, The Show opens to visitors at 2:00pm. For further details contact the Show Secretary, Roger Golton on 01274 568166. Wilsden Show is organised by Wilsden Gardening Association.

Wordsearch

Join the dots Find the birthday party related words from the right of this page. The words may be forwards, backwards, up, down, or diagonal. Circle each letter separately. Note that the letters of the birthday party words may be used in more than one birthday party word.

Spot the difference

BALLOONS HATS CAKE ICE CREAM CANDLES INVITATIONS CARDS LOOT BAGS DECORATIONS NOISE MAKERS FRIENDS PARTY FAVOURS FUN PRESENTS GAMES RIBBONS GIFT BAGS SING GUESTS STREAMERS HAPPY WRAPPING PAPER

Can you find all the differences - there are 10 in total.

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Saltaire Community Festival

Saltaire is set to entertain Saltaire Festival fills West Yorkshire’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site with arts, music, fun and food for 10 days each September. This year’s Festival - from 6th to 16th September - is the Tenth, with a programme as varied and exciting as usual, with some extra surprises to look out for in the unique village setting under the theme of Open Aire: Wool, Water and the Wheel. Headliners include writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie (13th September), author Anne Fine (8th September), and Country music’s ‘King of Pain’, Hank Wangford, who brings the Festival to a close (16th September).

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Also new this year are an open gardens trail to explore some of the village’s private open spaces, a symposium on the first “Lords of Saltaire” to celebrate the village’s rich and sometimes unexpected heritage, author Stephen May (8th September), comedy troupe Pappy’s (12th September), and the Festival Party - Now We Are Ten (7th September). Returning Festival regulars include the Yorkshire Food Fair (9th September), a Makers’ Fair Festival Special (8th September) and free music on the Piazza Stage (15th and 16th September). More than 1,000 local schoolchildren will bring two millenia of Yorkshire’s history to life in Roberts Parkfor the White Rose Parade (13th September), while Salts Mill, which marks its own special anniversary - 25 years since the opening of the 1853 Gallery - hosts Wool ReFashioned, an exciting fashion exhibition in conjunction with the University of Leeds, (from 7th September onwards).

The Festival programme is online now at www. saltairefestival.co.uk - or you can find the latest Festival news on Twitter at @SaltaireFest or Facebook (“Saltaire Festival”). Tickets are on sale from the Festival website, from Saltaire Visitor Information Centre in Victoria Road in the village, and from Hand Made in Bradford at 1 Tyrrel Street in Bradford city centre. The Festival is a registered charity and keeps going thanks to the generous support of local businesses and sponsors, and the year-round hard work and dedication of a small band of volunteers. New helpers are welcome, offering whatever skills they can share - email info@saltairefestival.co.uk to find out more about getting involved. Stuart Maconie will be appearing at Saltaire Festival


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The Glen - The Early Development of the Japanese Gardens

In the last edition of the Prosider during 2011, our local historian Alan Cattell promised to tell the story of the early development of the much loved Japanese Gardens on Prod Lane at Shipley Glen. In this edition of My Community Hub he concludes the series of articles on the early development of Shipley Glen started in the Prosider. The full series of articles previously published are included in Alans book Bingley and Surrounds Forgotten Moments from History published in 2011. A Tranquil Setting One of the much loved amusements at the Glen did not owe its origins to the need for thrills or excitement as some of the other early rides did. Instead it offered a more tranquil and sedate pace of passage in quiet and landscaped surroundings. This experience was known as the Japanese Gardens and was the brainchild of Thomas (Tom) Hartley of Bowling, Bradford. 14 | My Community HUB

Prior to being proprietor of the Japanese Gardens, he is identified in the 1871 Census as a General Dealer living and working in Bowling in Bradford and in 1881 as an Ironmonger still living in Bowling. Ivy House – Prod Lane In 1886 Tom went to live at Ivy House, Prod Lane, Baildon with his wife Hannah and family. According to rumour and local knowledge, Hartley was a businessman friend of Titus Salt’s son, Titus Junior. When Hartley’s wife became ill, Salt seemingly advised him to move to Shipley Glen for the quality of the air. It seems that at the time, Japanese Gardens were very fashionable and were

being built in the grounds of large houses around the country. Hannah Hartley, now an invalid who was confined to bed for long periods of time, longed to see them but was too ill to travel. The Jubilee Exhibition in Saltaire had in 1887 contained a Japanese Village as an entertainment attraction. This may have been the stimulus for Tom to build his own version for his wife so that she could look from her bedroom window and see them below.


Not Japanese but ......... An article entitled The State of Horticulture in Britain, With an Eye to Japanese Gardening in the 1890’s pointed out that “The scale-model approach dominated most early attempts at Japonaiserie in the garden. The ‘Japanese’ garden at Ivy House, Shipley Glen, laid out in the 1880s by a Yorkshireman named Thomas Hartley, contained a miniature lake and islands, one carrying two pagoda arches but on the other stood a miniature castle with no Japanese connotations.”

The Castle and Arches Thomas built a pond with islands in the middle, on which he constructed a small folly in the shape of a ruined castle and surrounded by rustic arches. The castle and arches were built from clinker, the cinders forming one of the first concrete structures built in the area. These structures were covered with white lime. In an attempt to give them a rough and rustic appearance he used the waste dross reputedly taken from the fireboxes of the steam trains which travelled from Bradford to Saltaire. Locals observed Mr Hartley wheeling the material by the barrow-load through the woods and up the hill. The Lake/ Pond The Pond was set in the midst of beautifully landscaped flower beds, For a small charge a boatman would stand upright and propel passengers in a flat

bottomed boat (originally called the Saucy Sue) around a number of circuits. Near the pond and still in line with his wife’s bedroom window Hartley built a smaller pond with a fountain, surrounded by archways over the paths and below the second pond was a water-lily pool. The water for the ponds was provide by a stream running down Hope Hill from the top of Baildon Moor, which he diverted and rechanneled so that the water was flowing continuously. Further back from the ponds he built two glass houses, one with a stream running through and a small waterfall with an enormous hydrangea and other plants. The other housed an aviary containing exotic birds, love birds and doves. Between the two was a small amusement arcade with penny slot machines. Hartley filled the garden with trees including lilac, orange blossom and laburnum complimented by roses and many other beautiful flowers. At the back of Ivy House he built a tea room which had a hut, with

long wooden tables and wooden benches as seats. Advertising and Postcards Tom obviously had an eye for marketing the various aspects of his gardens as the advertisement opposite from 1904 shows. In it you can see him working in the garden below the window from which his wife would have viewed the garden pond. Also advertised are swings (these were boat swings), see-saws and a grotto. The enterprise also offered the opportunity for visitors to have their photograph professionally taken using the gardens as a backdrop. Failing this, Tom also sold postcards of the gardens and pond. Cut flowers and bouquets from the garden were also sold to visitors. The 1901 Census describes Tom as working from home, on his own account as a Market Gardener. In March 1905 at the age of 60 he remarried and his wedding certificate identifies him then as a Photographer marrying Elsie Rushworth aged 41 at Otley Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. The advert also shows that the gardens were “closed entirely on Sundays.” This was because the Hartleys were staunch Methodists. In later years under other owners the gardens would be open on Sundays. Continued on page 16

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Weight and Fortunes Near to the entrance to the Japanese Gardens there was a set of old fashioned weighing scales where visitors could pay a small amount to be weighed. Alongside sat a fortune teller who had a budgerigar which would pick a playing card to be used by fortune teller to predict your future. Changes In Ownership After his first wife Hannah died and when Tom remarried he built a bungalow for himself and his new wife and a bungalow for his son at the back of the gardens. The Japanese Gardens as an entity were sold to Tom Clark who lived at Ivy House until 1918 when he decided to divide the gardens into two. In one part he built a bungalow for himself, which was in line with the two that Tom Hartley had built. He retained the boat and swings for himself and opened a baker’s and confectioners shop at the side of the bungalow. He sold Ivy House, the other half of the garden and the tea rooms to Harry Clark who then ran the tearooms until 1924.

From that date ownership then passed to the Theakston brothers, first John and on his early death, George. The family retained ownership until the gardens were closed in the 1950’s.

A Bingley Childs Memories of the Japanese Gardens The late Winnie Harrison author of Day’s Awake Childhood Memories of Bingley (1997) recalled visits to the gardens in the 1920’s: “Our first objective was the lake. Tea could wait, so could the swings and see-saws just inside the gate... The lake was very small, no more than twelve feet wide and thirty feet long, with an island looking as Japanese as it could look in the uplands of the West Riding of Yorkshire. For a penny or two pence, according to size, a middle aged boatman punted children twice round the island. Great trepidation seized the more timorous voyagers as they stepped in or out of this rocking craft”. 1930’s and 1940’s Fondly remembered family memories of this period include annual visits to the gardens and pond by the Blind Institute in Bradford and of many Sunday Schools. The venue was also frequented by cycling clubs from throughout Yorkshire who would arrive and spend their day in the gardens and on the moors, having pots of tea at the start and end of their day. Victory in Europe Day in 1945 was celebrated by many

locals who visited Shipley Glen resulting in queues of upwards of five hundred visitors at the Japanese Garden Tearooms at one time. Beginning of the End It appears that after the Second World War it became harder to make a go of the enterprise although throughout the 1950’s The Glen was still a popular destination. Over time the once glorious gardens began to deteriorate as the advent of the car meant that fewer visitors came to the area. The original house and gardens were sold in 1975 and the land used for housing development. Tom Hartley the original and proud creator of the Japanese Gardens died at the age of 99 in 1944. He like the many visitors over the years would have been saddened by the eventual demise of this much loved local attraction despite the attempts of the final owners to maintain the gardens as a popular attraction Perhaps the final words are best left to their Grandaughter, Margaret Ellis and her family memories of the Japanese Gardens: “Now all that is left of the late Victorian/early Edwardian pleasure gardens are older folks’ memories of halcyon summer days when they were young and their recollections of the warmth and happiness of a lost age.” Alan Cattell Acknowledgements to: Margaret Ellis, Stanley Varo and Shipley Glen Tramway Photographs courtesy of: Bradford Libraries. Shipley College, Saltaire Archives. Bingley Local History Society. My Community HUB | 17


This Dental Breakthrough Has Slashed The Price of New Permanent Teeth By 50% Now smile confidently. Easily bite into apples, chew nuts or eat a steak

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icture this. You walk into a dentist with gaps in your teeth or you’re wearing dentures. And you leave with new teeth the same day. No need to wear dentures anymore. Sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. That’s because there is a newer dental tooth implant procedure available. And this procedure is up to 50% less expensive than older tooth implant procedures. What’s more, there’s NO gum flap surgery, NO extensive bone drilling and NO stitches afterwards. Minimal disturbance to your mouth This newer procedure uses “keyhole” surgery. So your mouth is quicker to heal after any procedure. And the good news is this new type of tooth implanting is accessible to patients who haven’t been able to get tooth implants before - because of either cost, difficulty or any lack of bone height or width. And it’s ideal for patients who are nervous when visiting a dentist as this process involves fewer dental visits. So, what exactly is involved? Well, an initial tiny keyhole is made where the tooth implant is to go .The correct size implant is placed which will eventually be used to anchor to take

the permanent tooth. Your implant then has a temporary crown attached to it. This new tooth is then left for 8 – 12 weeks to allow the bone to fuse the new implant. Next, an imprint for a new crown is taken. Once the new crown is ready, you return to have your new crown fitted. In fact, you can even have a new tooth implant the same day as you have any teeth removed. And if you have 3 or even 4 teeth missing, then these can be replaced with only 2 implants. But do you get any soreness from tooth implanting? This may occur in the first 24 – 48 hours. But it’s easily overcome by taking Paracetamol or similar. But are all tooth implants successful? The answer is no. However, I do have a 95% success rate when I perform a tooth implant. That’s 9 out of every 10 people who don’t have to wear dentures anymore. And if your implant doesn’t ‘take’ I re-do it for FREE. And, if the new implant still doesn’t ‘take’, then I refund you your money. So you’re NOT risking a single penny. Here’s what just a few of my tooth implant clients have to say:


“At 30 I lost my bottom front teeth and I became very self conscious. Since having the implants done I am very happy and would definitely have others done in the future. The procedure is easy and the results are fantastic.” Yolanda Gallagher, Huddersfield “I was very nervous about having my tooth implant but need not have worried. I’m delighted with my new teeth and feel much more confident!” Carol Armitage, Halifax “Having my tooth implants was painless and easy. My new implants are absolutely brilliant. They have transformed my smile and made me more confident. My friends tell me how good they look.” Gwen Rika, Bradford “After a motorway accident 5 of my front teeth were completely snapped off. Dr Zaman replaced my front teeth with temporary ones immediately I couldn’t believe the quality of work and the quick and speedy service.” Karen Adams, Almondbury “I’m 82. When I started to lose my bottom teeth I didn’t want a lower denture. As I already have a top denture. So I asked Dr Zaman what were the alternatives. He told me I could have a bridge or two teeth implants. So I had the implants. It was easy having them put in. No pain. And they’re one of the best things I’ve ever had done.” Jean Batley, Brighouse

Imagine being able to eat an apple... nuts... or chew a steak. Imagine feeling confident when talking to others. Imagine roaring with laughter because you’re proud of your smile. Do you Qualify? As not everyone is suitable for tooth implants, I’m offering a FREE 15 minute consultation (Value £42) for 10 readers of My Community Hub who respond before September 30th. I check for gum disease, tooth decay, assess which type of tooth implant will be best suited for you and to see if your mouth is suitable for tooth implants. During your consultation you will NOT be sold to. So phone 01484 714640 (24 hours) or email info@ freshsmileclinic.co.uk and reserve your free consultation today by quoting CODE: My Community Hub Dr Zaman, BDS, LDS RCS, is the head dentist at the Fresh Smile Clinic in Brighouse. He has completed over 1000 successful tooth implants after completing a course certified by the Royal College of Surgeons. Also, he mentors other dentists on behalf of Osteocare, an implant training company.

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Animal Charity shop is gearing up for big October opening For a long time now we have been struggling with how to make the most of donated items. Income from these helps with our mounting running costs. For many years we’ve held regular tabletop sales in Haworth but room hire has risen and footfall decreased. Unsold items equate to loss of income. Without adequate storage space, returned items sometimes get broken or damp. Over the past year our dream of opening a charity shop has been burning more brightly than ever. We’ve been hit hard by the rising price of cat food, vet bills, insurance and utility costs. In fact, virtually everything has gone up partly due to the recession and partly due to the increased number of cats and kittens we have been able to help thanks to our growing foster network. In July we averaged 100 kittens in foster care. That’s 100 kittens to de-flea, de-worm, Cinnamon is the sole survivor from a litter deliberately knotted together by their umbilical cords and thrown away in a skip

The First Animal Charity Shop opens its’ doors in Keighley – October 2012

Annie and Jewools neuter and microchip not to mention the special kitten formula and medication many require. As well as the large number of kittens we have around 30 adults at any given time. Many need neutering too, some are on special diets and need on-going treatment for chronic conditions. In May we were thrilled when our pop-up charity shop at 5Rise shopping centre in Bingley proved to be a wonderful success. We started looking for a permanent shop and have finally found a rental premises in central Keighley. It will solve many problems. We’ll have a proper place for the public to donate items, and ample space to sort and store

donated goods. At long last we can accept clothes, small items of furniture and electrical goods. We’ve appointed a fabulous manager to set up and run our charity shop so that it becomes a focal point for fundraising activities. It will be the place where we spread the word about the work we do, gain new supporters and alert everyone to the horrific state of cat welfare. It will be fantastic to have a high street presence and we will be the first animal charity shop in Keighley. We need this shop to be a financial success because the lives of too many animals depend on it. We hope that My Community Hub readers in Bingley, Baildon, Wilsden and beyond will have a good sort out and let us have any items they no longer need. Until the shop is up and running please deliver items to our centre or call us if you need us to them pick up. Once the shop is open sometime in October, it will be easy to drop off items there. For enquiries please call Haworth Cat Rescue on 01535 647184 or mail@haworthcatrescue.org www.haworthcatrescue.org Opening times: Weekdays 1pm – 4pm. Sat and Sun 10.30 – 4pm Closed all day Wednesday.

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Farmers’ Market comes to Baildon Starting on Saturday 22nd September, the market will take place on the fourth Saturday of each month between 9am and 1pm in the lower Ian Clough car park. Subsequent markets will take place on Saturday 27th October, Saturday 24th November and Saturday 22nd December. The market will have an emphasis on fresh, locally produced food. Stallholders include Voakes award-winning pies, sour-dough bread from the Partons family bakery and freerange duck eggs from Church View Farm. Other offerings will include fresh fish from Whitby, Yorkshire cheese and chorizo, locally grown fruit and vegetables, jams and pickles, herbs and plants, and venison and game. Organisers want the whole community to get involved and promise it will be a fun event. Shoppers will be able to sample

Baildon is gearing up for its first ever Farmers’ Market this September food and chat to farmers and producers. Local schools will take part and entertainment including a brass band is planned. The market came about following a two year campaign from locals, with Baildon Belles Women’s Institute collecting hundreds of signatures from residents. Deputy President Jill Swift, also a member of the Farmers’ Market Steering Group, said today: “We can’t wait for it to start! Support for farmers and local food has always been a core part of the WI’s ethos, and we’re thrilled to be have helped make it happen.” Research has shown that farmers’ markets can have a positive impact on all local trade. Businesses in the village were surveyed as part of the consultation process, and almost all were supportive.

Baildon Parish Councillor and Chair of the Steering Group Gill Dixon said: “We want to encourage local shopping, not just once a month but every day of the week. We believe a Farmers’ Market will bring people to the village and be good for every business in Baildon.” Baildon Parish Council will fund the launch of the market, but it is expected to become selffinancing after a few months. The steering group, which includes business representatives, Parish Councillors and residents, will run the event, with stalls carefully managed to complement local shops. People can keep up to date by visiting www. baildonfarmersmarket.org and subscribing to the email newsletter. Baildon Farmers’ Market is also on Facebook and Twitter.

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Woodbank Nurseries See It Growing, Buy It Nursery Fresh

Improvements at Woodbank Nurseries We are undergoing an incredible and exiting ½ million pound transformation by replacing most of our growing tunnels with a state of the art glasshouse covering approximately 30,000 square feet. Each year Woodbank Nurseries grow 2 million plants on site and with the new glasshouse we’ll be able to boost production and produce better quality plants. We are hoping to open the new glasshouse by the end of February.

In addition the staff canteen and offices will be expanded and improved allowing us to welcome 5 more full time members of staff within the next 2 years. Improvements will also be made to our Potting Shed Restaurant to update the cooking equipment which is struggling to keep up to demand. These improvements will be made from the 11th—13th September and therefore we need to close the restaurant on these days. Normal service will resume on the 14th September.

I find planting spring flowering bulbs in autumn is the best way to introduce colour into my garden - especially after the hard winters we’ve been having. Also by selecting species with different flowering times eg. early - Crocuses, mid - Narcissi and late - Tulips, it’s possible to achieve 90 days of spring colour, and is very cost effective. I like to buy their bulbs at the earliest opportunity (even if I don’t wish to plant immediately) to ensure the best choice from Woodbank’s extensive range.

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During my visit to Woodbank Nurseries I found out they have more than just an aquatics department; they have a wide range of quality feeds, bedding and in & outdoor housing, as well as toys and treatments to maintain a long and happy life for my guinea pig. Their pet range covers accessories for animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and dare I say rodents. My son has always wanted an aquarium and I thought it would be a good idea to get him one for his birthday. Not knowing what I needed I asked one of the in store staff to give helpful advice on getting started and looking after the fish; his help and knowledge was awesome. I was particularly impressed with the great range of fish tanks available and that they seem to carry every solution to solve fish and water problems and water conditioners to prevent the problems starting in the first place. We will be back to stock up our tank on our next visit from their huge selection of both tropical and cold water community fish. We love Elvis the parrot, he’s a real character and keeps the kids entertained.

Tropical show tank at Woodbank Nurseries

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Health Matters Dr Simon Gazeley, a GP at Springfield Surgery in the Canalside Healthcare Centre in Bingley, will be sharing with The Hub readers exclusive advice on topical health issues and giving his tips for a healthy life.

The Olympic Effect The whole country is buzzing with Olympic fever. After the amazing sights and sounds of the opening ceremony, everyone seems to have been gripped by the London Games, discussing who’s going to win the next GB medal. I think few of us could deny that it’s not a great sight to see a British Olympian, at the peak of fitness, going over the finish line to claim a medal, to see the joy on their face and the joy of the ecstatic crowds. One thing that’s struck me about all the Olympic athletes is how fit and healthy they look, and how positive and happy they are. The Official Olympic organizers hope the games will be “a catalyst for positive change and inspiration….that as well as the physical legacy of the London 2012 Games, new initiatives and programmes will create sustainable social, economic and sporting legacies at home in the UK and around the world”. Is this all a load of hot air and waffle, or can our sportsman and women really inspire us all? The week before the Opening ceremony, The Lancet (perhaps the Worlds most respected Medical Journal) published a series of articles presenting work from scientists from 16 countries around the world. Their work describes how harmful the effect of lack of physical exercise is on our bodies. It is recommended that we all do 150 minutes of exercise (that makes us short of breath) every week, but only one in three 28

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plenty of opportunities for us all to go cycling, swimming, running, join a local team, or to try a completely new sport. You may not end up being the next Bradley Wiggins, Becky Adlington, Mo Farrah or Jessica Ennis, but you’ll probably have fun trying! Even if you don’t quite achieve Olympic standards, you may look and feel better for it, and you’ll certainly live a longer and healthier life. actually achieves this. Perhaps more concerning is that only 4 out of 5 teenagers are thought to get enough exercise. We all know about the dangers of smoking, but many of us are less aware of the dangers of lack of exercise. The Lancet described how lack of exercise is causing as many deaths as smoking; that’s about 5.3 million deaths each year worldwide!! Being inactive contributes to high blood pressure (and therefore heart disease and strokes), diabetes, and breast and bowel cancer. If we are serious about looking after ourselves, we all need to get more active, and build exercise into our daily routines. Whether that’s going to the gym, cycling to work, doing some gardening, going for a jog, or walking to the shops, there’s lots of ways to achieve this. Hopefully the London Olympics can be the inspiration the country needs to get more active. We may not have the weather to take up beach volleyball, but there are

If you would like to give feedback or comments to Simon regarding this feature, or would like to suggest ideas for future features, please contact him through The Hub by emailing kim@overtmarketing.co.uk


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Common ailments in children In this “Back to School” article, Harden Pharmacy gives My Community Hub readers advice on common ailments that affect school aged children as well as the common treatments that help manage the conditions. Parents should always feel at ease discussing any of the conditions with their health care professional team. Chickenpox Caused by a herpes virus, the varicella-zoster virus usually starts with a fever, headache and sore throat. After 3 days, small red spots which develop into blisters of varying size appear lasting 3-5 days. The rash normally starts on the head and neck before spreading to the trunk then rest of the body. The spots are very itchy. It remains a common childhood infection and is highly infectious from person to person contact. Incubation time (the time between exposure and symptoms are from 10-21 days and the rash is usually preceded by a day or two of fever. The patient is infectious two days prior to the eruption of the rash till all the spots have crusted over. While the rash may look distressing and uncomfortable generally most children recover fully with no treatment and infection provides some form of immunity in the future. Referral: Note that chickenpox in pregnancy may be harmful to the foetus and even fatal, any pregnant mothers exhibiting symptoms of chickenpox should contact a doctor immediately. Treatment is based on reducing the symptoms such as itchiness and fever. Children experiencing pain and fever can take paracetamol and or ibuprofen and those experiencing intense itching and discomfort can apply many of

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And how to treat them the topical soothing preparations available as well as taking a liquid antihistamine preparation, such as Piriton. Always consult a pharmacist or doctor before use. Head Lice Head Lice are grey/brown in colour and about 1-3 mm in length. They feed by sucking of blood from the scalp of their host. The female louse lays her eggs on the shaft of the hair near the scalp. The eggs are firmly attached and cannot be removed by ordinary shampooing; they hatch within the week and leave the egg shells (nits). They reach full maturity within 12 days. Eggs attached to the hair are not a sign of active infection as they remain a viable appearance for weeks after death. Transmission is made through close head to head contact with risks increased in school children, siblings and longer hair. Symptom: Itching but the symptom may take up to 3 weeks to manifest, therefore it is always important to check a Childs hair prophylactically regardless of symptoms.

Treatment with insecticides should only be initiated once the lice are seen to reduce the chance of resistance. Insecticide treatment comprises of two applications seven days apart each application left on for a minimum 8-12 hours to ensure maximum effectiveness. Permethrin (Lyclear) are available over the counter. Dimeticone (eg Hedrin) is an alternative treatment just as effective as insecticides but with significantly less chance of irritation. Although time consuming wet combing also known as “bug busting” is an important tool in reducing infestation especially when resistance is suspected. It requires the addition of a conditioner to the hair to render the lice motionless and using a fine tooth detection comb every 4 days over at least a two week period until no lice are seen on three consecutive sessions. Anecdotal evidence for the use of antibacterial essential oil i.e. tea tree, electric combs and piperonal repellant may be of some benefit in the management and prevention of head lice. Practical tips for head lice include: • Regularly checking the child’s hair using the wet combing technique. • Long hair should be worn tied up and fringes tucked away when there is an outbreak at school or nursery. • Bedding and clothes do not need specific laundering as the lice cannot live a long time away from the host.


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Autumn will soon be here... Every year we have a Harvest Festival in our schools and churches. Do you know why? This is the time of year when all the crops have been harvested. What is a Harvest Festival? Harvest Festival is a celebration of the food grown on the land. Thanksgiving ceremonies and celebrations for a successful harvest are both worldwide and very ancient. In Britain, we have given thanks for successful harvests since pagan times. We celebrate this day by singing, praying and decorating our churches with baskets of fruit and food in a festival known as ‘Harvest Festival’, usually during the month of September.

Many schools also have a Harvest Festival assembly and the gifts of fruit and vegetables are distributed in the local community. Harvest Festival reminds Christians of all the good things God gives them. This makes them want to share with others who are not so fortunate. In schools and in Churches, people bring food from home to a Harvest Festival Service. After the service, the food that has been put on display is usually made into parcels and given to people in need. When is Harvest Festival? Harvest festivals are traditionally held on or near the Sunday of the Harvest Moon. This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox

(end of Sept.). In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. The tradition of celebrating Harvest Festival in churches as we know it today began in 1843, when the Reverend Robert Hawker invited parishioners to a special thanksgiving service for the harvest at his church at Morwenstow in Cornwall. Victorian hymns such as “We plough the fields and scatter”, “Come ye thankful people, come” and “All things bright and beautiful” helped popularise his idea of harvest festival and spread the annual custom of decorating churches with homegrown produce for the Harvest Festival service.

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Reserve ramblings

Fun and learning with the Spider Club By Steve Warrillow Denso Marston Nature warden In 2011 we formed a new children’s environmental activities group with the aim of providing a base for children from the age of 5 to 12 to be able to work and play in a natural surrounding and to encourage them to learn about wildlife and to get up close and personal with bugs, bugs and more bugs. And this went very well with the children getting straight away into bugs the favourites so far being slugs, millipedes and ladybirds. Over the last year the group have been busy building a small nature reserve of their own within the Denso Marston Nature Reserve, to date they have put in a pond, a beach, planted a sensory hedge and also a bird feeding station. The group named themselves the Spider Club. Denso kindly had t-shirts made for the group which the children designed themselves. Each month we come up with different tasks of which they receive a certificate for all the activities they do. In the

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past year they have done newt surveys, bug surveys, plenty of bug hunting, green men mask building, building insect hotels, digging and planting dino prints. Future plans are for producing their own radio programme for BCB radio, beetle traps, mammal trapping, tree planting, wildflower planting, painting their own wall on the new education building which will be coming soon. At present we have 12 children in the group with a small waiting list, the group is very friendly,

boisterous and fun. The parents whom come with the group also join in with the activities this came as a pleasant surprise when we started the club as we thought this may not have been the case. It is great to see the children with their mums, dads and grand-parents all working together and they all go home ‘mucked up to the eyeballs’! There are also plans for more members of the spider club. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact myself on 07919525913 or email whirlygigwarrillow@googlemail. com for an application form. Come join the fun!

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Preview of Waiting for the Swallows by Steve Warrillow Over the last few years or so I have been collating poems that I have written on and about the reserve. I have been writing poetry for over 30 years. In the last few years I took the decision to publish some of my own work I now have five books of poetry published. I am self published, this is by far the easiest way to get yourself into print. I have also been published in various magazines. Late in 2011 I decided that I would like to publish a new set of poems. But different from the other work that I have done over the last few years. I wanted and had been asked to concentrate on wildlife poetry, this I had done for about ten years and had the odd one or two published but never in book form. So I decided to write a book of poetry about the reserve. I had been sort of putting poems together the previous year so all I needed to do was sort them out. I contacted my publishing company, and they gave me a quote. I decided then to proceed with the publishing. However I had a surprise which was to head my way. In the background there had been requests made for funding for the new book of poetry. Whilst at a Friends of Denso Marston Nature Reserve meeting I was told that Denso would fund the book. You could have knocked me over with a feather. Delighted was not the word! The book ‘Waiting for the Swallows’ was duly sent off and was ready and printed for the annual Celebration Day event. Which, unfortunately we had to cancel due to rain. The release of the poetry collection was then put to the day after the Celebration Day for our annual poetry reading, that day was sunny! The book is selling well. Waiting for the swallows costs £4.00 with £2.00 being donated to the Friends of Denso Marston Nature Reserve. I would like to thank Denso for funding this book. If you information or would like copies of ‘Waiting for the Swallows’ please contact me on 07919525913 or email whirlygigwarrillow@ googlemail.com

From waiting for the swallows by Stephen Warrillow 3.30 In the afternoon It edged its way through the reeds, pushing them slightly To the left, then to the right, Weaving its toes through the almost visible mud A first petal of snow falls followed by others, Who quickly swamp the ground like a unwanted crowd And its tail, flicks like a expectant clock That is waiting to chime, its toes long like fingers Touch their way through the reeds, silent Not even a grunt, not even a squeal And its prints, map their way into the reeds Gone for today, maybe back tomorrow Who knows?

A word that cannot be found the sky began a silent blue the trees a sleepy green the clouds a blushing red birds, now all headed south another winter here the days tucking in their belts, as the nights grow tighter and amongst the tall grasses a dog runs through barking.

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Is 50 Shades of Grey good or bad for your health? By Sue Copeman Stan is 72 years old and he is sat in his favourite chair in the village of Harden, eating a pork pie from his favourite village butchers and drinking a bottle of stout. He is watching the golf and having a right old relaxing evening. His wife aged 70 to whom he has been married for 48 years shouts him upstairs and when he opens the bedroom door the winciette nighty of 40 years that Beryl has always worn is no longer there but instead she is adorned in a bunny outfit and beside her is a B&Q carrier bag with what appears to be a bundle of rope sticking out of the top. Come here you love god shouts Beryl. After taking a beta blocker, wiping the sweat from his forehead and feeding the dog the left overs of his pork pie, Stan considers calling the emergency services to check his wife into therapy as soon as possible as she is obviously suffering from that split personality disorder. He is regulating his breathing by blowing in to a brown paper bag as he contemplates what to do next.

So...... the question is...... is this Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy good or bad for your health? My facebook news feed has been inundated with status updates ‘going on holiday with Mr Grey’, ‘Kids in bed, time to get back to Mr Grey’, ‘Sunday morning, husband playing fivea-side where is Mr Grey’. This trilogy has gone from being selfpublished by a previously unknown author to the subject of a USA publisher bidding war! These books tap into our sexual sub conscious minds and allows us to read words and envision scenarios like never before, even if the idea had never crossed our minds. So apparently if you are single or coupled, with kids or without kids, having an amazing life in the bedroom or stuck in a rut, this trilogy allows women to escape from the routines of their every day lives. The only problem is men like poor Stan are unaware that in these lovely little villages all over West Yorkshire, women are being educated like never before. So maybe it’s about time that we introduced our men to Mr Christian Grey in a subtle 36

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way rather than putting them in intensive care for a week. Men if you are reading this, its time to get up to speed with the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy! If you have read this story and are a 50 shades of Grey fanatic – we want pictures of you with your 50 shades of grey book. This could be whilst sunbathing on the beach, at home whilst hubby is watching football, or in the garden whilst the kids are playing - send them in to kim@overtmarketing.co.uk and we will publish them next month! The phenomenon lives on ……


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Exercising a new puppy

A frequent question I’m asked is, “Can I over exercise my puppy?” My opinion is that as long as you are careful and attentive to your puppy, the puppy is the best one to tell you what is too much exercise. Puppies often do not have enough muscle tone to take long runs, but there are always exceptions. Most puppies will tell you when they have hit their limit, and it is important to resist pushing them beyond this point. Even if your puppy wants to keep exercising and running, a few things you should be cautious about are:

Be sure that your dog does not overheat. If you are too hot, assume your puppy is too hot, too. Provide water to your puppy or try to run in a cooler area. Also you can change the times of the walks to first thing in a morning and last thing at night when it’s cooler. Be consistent with exercising puppy. Taking your new puppy on a weekend marathon after limiting his exercise during the week will not help your puppy. If commitments with work and social life restrict weekly exercise, try and take your puppy out as frequent as possible for short periods, and maintain this programme over the weekend. Be cautious with your puppy’s feet. Running your puppy on hard surfaces such as cement and

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tarmac can cause sloughing of the foot pads, so try to have breaks on softer surfaces or at least work your puppy up to the harder surfaces. This will give them a chance to form the necessary calluses. Be aware of your puppy’s limits. Until you understand your puppy’s stamina, be sure that you are able to stop when your puppy starts to lag behind. That means taking the short route 5 times instead of the long route once. If you feel that the puppy is not able to go as far as he should, consult a vet to see if there is a health reason for the intolerance. Contact: Andy Thompson on 01535 274 431. Wilsden Animal Feeds, The Old Stable, Main Street, Wilsden, Bradford, BD15 0HY


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Community sport

At the heart of your sporting community This new section is dedicated to all things Sport, in the Bingley and Baildon areas. Are you part of a footy club, rugby club, bowling club, running club, junior football club? The list goes on. We want to help you promote your news / winnings / celebrations. If your team has won something of late, and you really want people to read about it – contact us. We are limited to space, so this will work out on a first come first served basis, and our deadline for information is the 5th of the month. The news could be promoting a new football coach, or congratulating someone on winning or taking part in

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Myrtle Park are aiming high By Peter Hepworth Myrtle Park Crown Green Bowls Club play in the heart of Myrtle Park in Bingley. We have 3 Saturday, 1 Tuesday Veterans (over 60s), 2 Tuesday Evening Pairs and 1 Wednesday Half Holiday teams in the Aire-Wharfe League. We also have 2 Monday Evening teams in the Bradford League. Myrtle Park are proud to be sponsored by The Myrtle Grove (Wetherspoons) pub in Bingley. 2012 is proving to be an exciting season for the club. Myrtle are in 4 cup finals as well as challenging for the Saturday Division 1 Championship which we last won in 2010. The Veterans team are top of Division 2 in their first season and have just beaten the Division 1 league leaders, Farsley, in the semifinal of the cup. The Saturday A Team will play Oxenhope in the final of the League Cup (named 42

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Jennings Crackles) in September. The team will also contest the final of the Aire-Wharfe team competition called the ‘Ronnie Collins’ against Yeadon Park on Friday 17th August. Yeadon beat Myrtle in the final in 2010 so Myrtle will be looking to avenge that defeat. The Wednesday Half Holiday team currently sit 4th in the league. The title would appear to be out of reach, but Myrtle are aiming for at least a 2nd place finish. The team will also play Ilkley in the Division 1 League Cup (Harold

Hardaker) on 26th September looking to retain the trophy. The two Monday Evening teams are excelling this season and by the time this reaches you Myrtle will be hoping both A and B teams have gained promotion. The A team are currently top of the Bradford League 2nd Division and the B Team sit top of Division 4 with 2 fixtures to play. More information about the club can be found at www.myrtleparkbowls.co.uk


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The 55th Keighley & District Agricultural Show. We are looking forward to welcoming spectators and exhibitors to our 2012 Show. As always, we have an exciting and varied day on offer, with something for everyone, from animals of all sizes, to vegetables and flowers, arts and crafts, and home produce. There will also be a wide range of children’s entertainments, along with Trade Stands and catering outlets.This year’s Special attractions include: Cuerden Birds of Prey will have a static display and will also be putting on flying displays in the Main Ring.Yorkshire magician Daniel Slater will be bringing along his traditional Punch & Judy show. We also welcome back Peter Leadbeater, the Chainsaw Carver who entertained the crowds with his skills at the 2010 Show. Haworth Band, the ever popular Terrier Racing, and the Greenside Alpacas, all make a welcome return to our Show.The showfield is adjacent to Aireworth Road, Keighley, BD21 4DB. For more information email: secretary@keighleyshow.co.uk or tel: 01535 633852. Saturday 1st

01274 562252 or 07836 261557 for more information. Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th 12:00pm - 4.15pm Shipley Glen Tramway. The Shipley Glen Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain. Dating from 1895, it serves the local beauty of Shipley Glen. Prod Lane, Baildon, Shipley BD17 5BN. For more information visit www. glentramway.co.uk or Tel: 01274 589010. Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, Friday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Saturday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 8:30am - 4.30pm Bingley Open Market now trades on the newly refurbished Town Square with 36 stalls featuring Fresh Bread, Fish, Meat and Game, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Flowers & Plants, Shoes and Much More. There’s something to tempt everyone at the new Bingley Open Market. For enquiries tel 01535 618389 or 01274 432245. Bingley Market, Town Square, Bingley, BD16 2JS.

Band ‘Good Rockin Tonight’ Rock and Roll plus Sue the DJ. £8.50 on door. From 8pm. Octagon Live, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5LY. Email: john@ penningtonsoctagonlive.com or tel:

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Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th 7.45pm Baildon Orchestral Society meets to play music for pleasure at St Hugh’s Church. New players, particularly strings, are welcome. Please contact Phil Barker on 01274 546156 or just come along. St Hugh’s Church is on Coach Road, Lower Baildon, BD17 5HS.

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Saltaire Festival. 2012 is the Tenth Saltaire Festival, set to be the best yet! We love celebrating the beautiful village of Saltaire and its UNESCO World Heritage status. Over the 10 days, the village buzzes with life, energy and vibrancy and we want you to be part of it! Look forward to seeing you! Free entry. Tickets necessary for certain events. Some event organisers sell tickets direct. Concessions apply to

Friday 7th Comedy Curry Club with Charlie Hale. £10 on door, price includes supper and after show DJ. Octagon Live, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5LY. Email: john@ penningtonsoctagonlive.com or tel: 01274 562252 or 07836 261557 for more information.

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Community Events Saturday 8th “Planet Abba” plus DJ 70/80’s Nite. £5 on door. Octagon Live, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5LY. Email: john@ penningtonsoctagonlive.com or tel: 01274 562252 or 07836 261557 for more information. Sunday 9th September 9.30am at St Matthew’s, Wilsden 11.15am at St Saviour’s, Harden PICK’n’MIX monthly all-age services start again with a Harvest Festival theme (including results of summer sunflower growing). Harvest gifts will be taken to Manorlands. Sunday 9th 10.30am Heritage Walks. Discover the heritage on your doorstep with Helen’s Heritage Walks! Meet at Baildon Library for a walk around Baildon village exploring different aspects of its history each time. The first walk we will have a look at the history of ‘Church’n’ Chapel’ in Baildon. All walks finish at Wesley’s Cafe, Baildon Methodist Church. Please wear walking shoes. Charge (for walk only): £5/£4 (concs.)/£2.00 (children accompanied by an adult). Contact Helen Broadhead on 01274 532425 or email: helensheritagewalksntalks@ hotmail.co.uk Wednesday 12th September 3.45pm MESSY CHURCH - worship, games, craft, food. At St Matthew’s Church, Wilsden. Wednesday 12th September Open Mic Night at Foundry Hill Bar & Lounge. Usually on the Second Wednesday of every month, everyone is welcome to sing or play, just bring along an instrument. A sound system is available, but feel free to bring along your own. Wellington Street, Bingley BD16 2NB. Tel: 01274 566 144 for tickets. Friday 12th October “Centurions” 4 man Bradford’s own Chippendales – Ladeis only show finished Drag Compare plus DJ 70/80s nite. £5 on door. Octagon Live, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5LY. Email: john@ penningtonsoctagonlive.com or tel: 01274 562252 or 07836 261557 for more information. Saturday 13th October “Neurythmics” plus DJ 70/80s Nite. £5 on door. Octagon Live, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5LY. Email: john@ penningtonsoctagonlive.com or tel: 01274 562252 or 07836 261557 for more information.

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Saturday 15th, 22nd, 29th 7.45pm Baildon Orchestral Society meets to play music for pleasure at St Hugh’s Church, Coach Road, BD17 5HS. Tel: 01274 546156 for more information. Saturday 15th September 7.30pm - 11.30pm The Record Club. An informal night of vinyl records. We play vinyl albums in full along with a mix of 7”s and 12”s too. On this night we’re celebrating the tenth Saltaire Festival and we have selected 10 vinyl albums we think everyone should hear at least once in their lifetime. If you want to be involved let us know. Contact us to book your slot, get involved via the website, where you can vote: www.recordclub.org.uk and join us on Twitter: @TheRecordClub and facebook too. Price: £1.50 (min. donation to help run the evening.) The Kirkgate Centre, 39a Kirkgate, Shipley BD18 3RR. Wednesday 1st August - Sunday 16th September Golden Threads at Bradford Industrial Museum. Young Curators in Bradford have been exploring Bradford?s rich collection of textiles from all over the world. Golden Threads is the result: an exhibition that makes links between historical and modern Bradford. Bradford Industrial Museum , Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford, BD9 4NS, Tel: 01274 435900, www.bradfordmuseums. org. Sunday 16th September 2.15pm ‘The Pond in Autumn’ walk with Friends of Denso Marston Nature Reserve. All walks start on Otley Road at the start of the Public Footpath opposite the lay by near St James Church. Tuesday 18th 7.30pm Horticultural Talks in Eldwick. Horticultural Society hold their meetings at The Memorial Hall, Otley Road, Eldwick. Non-Members are allowed to attend for a small fee and the following are the Speakers for this year. The Big Spade - John Pullin. Friday 21st September “Clear Cut” – Line Dance Live Band - with Cath from Silver Star Stompers. £5 on door. Octagon Live, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5LY. Email: john@ penningtonsoctagonlive.com or tel: 01274 562252 or 07836 261557 for more information. Friday 21st September 6.30pm Holy Communion for St. Matthew’s Day, guest speaker James Greig of the

Leprosy Mission, followed by a ‘bring and share’ supper. All welcome, bring food and wine or beer if you choose. Tea and coffee provided. Friday 28th September “Motor City” plus DJ Soul/Tamla Nite. £5 on door. Octagon Live, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5LY. Email: john@ penningtonsoctagonlive.com or tel: 01274 562252 or 07836 261557 for more information. Saturday 29th September 7.30pm - 11.30pm The Record Club. An informal night of vinyl records. We play vinyl albums in full along with a mix of 7”s and 12”s too. Those of you that made it along to our Box of Records event will have witnessed Steve treating us to some of his 45’s. We’ve convinced him to curate this event. He’s going to go with an evening based around The Byrds. If you want to be involved let us know. Contact us to book your slot, get involved via the website, where you can vote: www. recordclub.org.uk and join us on Twitter: @TheRecordClub and facebook too. Price: £1.50 (min. donation to help run the evening.) The Kirkgate Centre, 39a Kirkgate, Shipley BD18 3RR. Friday 5th October Comedy Curry Club with Ian “Sludge” Lees. £10 on door – price includes supper and after show DJ. Octagon Live, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5LY. Email: john@ penningtonsoctagonlive.com or tel: 01274 562252 or 07836 261557 for more information. Saturday 6th October “Ian Fenn & Starcats” Rock and Roll plus Sue the DJ. £6.50 on door. Octagon Live, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5LY. Email: john@penningtonsoctagonlive.com or tel: 01274 562252 or 07836 261557 for more information. Wednesday 10th October 3.45pm MESSY CHURCH with Vegetable Crafts. At St. Matthew’s Wilsden. Sunday 14th October PICK’n’MIX theme Healing. At St. Matthew’s Wilsden, 9.30am and St. Saviour’s Harden 11.15am

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